Reasons You Have Greasy Hair

Reasons You Have Greasy Hair

reasons your hair is greasy

Have you noticed the red carpet trend of wet or greasy hair lately? Having this look has never been more “in” than right now. Due to the rising trend of dry shampoo and people planning their washes, greasy hair seems to be more prevalent than ever. If you’re not into that oily look, a regular shampoo should do the trick. There are different factors of whether your hair will look greasy, it might be the products you’re using or your hair type.

Below we’ll discuss the factors that create greasy hair:

reasons you have greasy hair

Wearing A Ponytail

Wearing a ponytail is a cute and easy way to keep cool but it may be doing more harm than good. This low-maintenance hairstyle can actually make your hair look more greasy. When you put your hair in a ponytail it can cause your hair’s oil to accumulate and get trapped under the ponytail holder at the roots. When you matte your hair down on the scalp it can also cause grease to pool on your scalp causing a greasier look. Leave your hair down more often to keep it from looking greasy.


If you have greasy hair, your instinct will be to wash your hair, right? Turns out that over-washing your hair may actually lead to your hair creating too much oil. When you wash your hair, your body will react by creating oil to replace the lost oils. If you over-shampoo your scalp will over produce oil leaving you with greasy hair. Check out our guide to see if you’re washing your hair right!

Not Brushing Your Hair

The reasons we brush our hair is to make our locks looks nice and also to distribute oil evenly. If you have curly hair or just aren’t a fan of brushing your hair, this may cause greasy hair. Brush your hair every now and again and also use dry shampoo!

Dry Scalp

If you have issues with a dry scalp and dandruff, this might be another cause of greasy hair. This issue is a bit of a vicious cycle. If you have too much oil from your scalp, it can promote inflammation and cause dandruff. Dandruff can trap oil and cause greasy hair. Use hair products that are good for your scalp and have ingredients to control scalp flaking and itching.

Do you have any greasy hair tips? Leave them in the comments below!

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